I thought filmmaking was a fantasy. It was just something I played growing up as a boy. I only knew Hollywood as someplace we went for summer vacations.
Thanks to my parents, I loved the movies before I could walk. However as I grew up, I never considered that filmmaking could be a career. Only famous people like Hitchcock and Spielberg made films. So instead I majored in psychology and got an office job. But something was missing. I needed to make movies. After 5 years of corporate life, I quit to pursue my dream.
Becoming a filmmaker has been fulfilling in so many ways. I've worked with many wonderful artists. I've traveled around the world screening my films. If you told me when I was that little kid in the Silicon Valley that I'd live in New York and Los Angeles for the sake of cinema, I would've laughed and said you were joking. And yet, here I am.
I love directing different genres because to me, a story is a story, regardless of place and time. Currently, I'm in post-production for UNNERVED, a supernatural horror/thriller. And I'm developing a few more. When not working, you can find me….oh who am I kidding I’m working all the time now because I love what I do. I’ve got movies on the brain.
HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG
Short listed for IFP’s Gotham Audience Award
Film of the Festival (Raindance Film Festival)
Breakthrough Filmmaker Award (Phoenix Film Festival)
Audience Award (Phoenix Film Festival)
Best Director (Flyway Film Festival)
Most Innovative Film (Ft. Lauderdale Int. Film Festival)
Best Film (Idyllwild Film Festival)
Best Director (Idyllwild Film Festival)
Best Film (AMFM Festival)